“Here’s Lookin’ at YOU Kid!”

Alfie - Ellie Kennard 2012
Alfie – Ellie Kennard 2012

Alfie is another fun find in going through my archives. Those eyes just get you, don’t they?

Original Post: March 10, 2012 – 70/366 – Alfie – “Here’s lookin’ at You Kid!”

Alfie is a miniature Shar Pei, with a bear coat. This coat is the least common, though it was the one favoured by the Chinese aristocracy. The peasants had the short haired ones. The bears were the ones first targeted in the cultural revolution, being a sign of great decadence.

Alfie belongs to our good friends and when we called on them this morning I had my camera with me. He is a gentle young dog and he mostly lay at my feet until I spoke to him. This was the look he gave me. They don’t always like pictures of him, so I hope they like this one. Such gentle eyes.

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